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Preview: Solent Symphony Orchestra concert – “Sketches of Spain”


The SSO will be embarking on an exciting programme entitled Sketches of Spain featuring music by, or influenced by, Spanish music on Saturday 9 March at Portsmouth Cathedral.

The evening will start with the little known Overture – A Night in Madrid – by Glinka followed by the ever-popular Danzon No 2 made famous by the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela under Gustavo Dudamel.

The highlight of the evening will be the concerto by the prize winner from Portsmouth Music Festival 2018, Zoe Barnett (pictured) who will play the Fantasia para un Gentilhombre by Rodrigo. Zoe, from Chichester, is currently studying at the Royal College of Music. She has studied with some of the most successful classical guitarists in the world including Graham Devine, Judicael Perroy and Zoran Dukic.

The concert will conclude with excerpts from Carmen and Suite No 2 from the Three-Cornered Hat by De Falla.

Helen Walton


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